The Marriage Clock

Leila Abid’s parents got together the old-fashioned way: via arranged marriage. Decades later, their relationship is one of mutual love and respect. Naturally, they want the same kind of stability for their daughter. And now that Leila is practically on the verge of spinsterhood — at the ripe old age of 26 — they feelContinue reading “The Marriage Clock”

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

Sonali Dev first popped up on my radar back in 2014 with A Bollywood Affair, the first in her Bollywood series. It was a fun, melodramatic read that pretty much made me a fan for life. Dev is back with a new series, The Rajes, in which she puts her spin on Jane Austen. TrueContinue reading “Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors”

Romance Quickies: “I Give You My Body…” and The Suffragette Scandal

“I Give You My Body . . .”: How I Write Sex Scenes by Diana Gabaldon Publisher/Year: Dell, 2016 Format: eBook Pages: 118 Source: Purchased What it is: Diana Gabaldon, the woman behind the Outlander series, gives a master class in writing sex scenes. She includes excerpts from her own novels and then breaks them down, analyzing the reasons whyContinue reading “Romance Quickies: “I Give You My Body…” and The Suffragette Scandal”

Quickies: Unrequited & Choose Your Shot

Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession by Lisa A. Phillips Publisher/Year: Harper, 2015 Format: ARC Pages: 304 Source: Publisher What it is: Part memoir, part investigation, Phillips explores the role of obsessive love in women’s lives. She begins with her own story: many years ago she fell hard for someone, was rejected, and kept pursuing him. She ended up sneaking intoContinue reading “Quickies: Unrequited & Choose Your Shot”